Are you looking for an alternative to Clearstream? Looking for an easy to use mass church texting software with better pricing than Clearstream?
This article will save you time in your search for finding an all-in-one church management software to meet the needs of your ministry. You'll see why over 10,000 churches have switched to ChurchTrac (with hundreds of them switching from Clearstream).
In Summary: ChurchTrac costs 1/2 the price, offers twice the features and has superior support with an amazing community of users.
Here's a breakdown of what the typical church can expect to pay based on its size for both platforms:
|Church Size||Clearstream||ChurchTrac Plus|
|Small Church (under 125 names)||$49/month||$33/month|
|Med Church (under 500 names)||$99/month||$69/month|
|Large Church (over 500 names)||$199/month||$120/month|
(These prices are based on a 3-year average including features like Check-In, Email, and texting)
Clearstream is a great communication tool that makes it easy to stay in touch with your people. Church leaders can automate sending text messages, saving time in their church communication strategy. And the fact that they allow unlimited keywords and users in all of their plans, including their free subscription, is a huge plus.
But here's the problem: Clearstream cannot...
Not to mention...if you go over your allotment of texting credits, additional texts start getting very expensive, very quickly. Below is a screenshot of how much they charge for additional texting credits:
Your church needs more than a tool for just texting and emailing. While mass texting is a must for churches, it shouldn't have to come at such a high price. It's best if your church can have a mass texting and emailing tool that is fully included within your church management software.
If your church simply needs a communication tool, not a church management solution that helps you manage your church information and congregation directory, plan events, and balance your budget, then Clearstream is a good resource. However, if you want a program that can help you minister to your flock, know your attendance trends, do online giving, and other church management needs, Clearstream will fall short. You will need a cloud-based church management system, like ChurchTrac, to handle your ministry needs.
There are two ways you can send a text in ChurchTrac: Using our built-in SMS messaging or purchasing a phone number through our Twilio SMS integration.
You can send your entire church a mobile text message the moment you import your church directory - no integration is required. You can also send targeted messages to small group leaders, volunteer teams, or other church leaders.
You also get an allotment of FREE texts every month. Most churches that use ChurchTrac Messaging don't go over their free texts per month.
But the next option is even better...
Churches can purchase a phone number through Twilio and integrate it with ChurchTrac.
A Twilio integration gives you even more functionality! You get access to two-way mobile texting for members to reply back, unlimited customizable keywords, and more! The best part? You can use Twilio for FREE. Learn more here.
What makes ChurchTrac different is that our online church management software includes all the tools your church needs – not just communication. On average, churches switching from Clearstream to ChurchTrac save 60% a year.
At ChurchTrac, our relationship extends beyond articles and tickets. We offer weekly livestreams and one-on-one Zoom workshops too. We have 120+ Youtube Videos and are adding more weekly. We also have a very active ChurchTrac Users Facebook Group with church leaders actively doing ministry just like you. We strongly believe in having a community of users built around our software. This enables you to make ChurchTrac exactly what your church needs it to be.
ChurchTrac Software provides such a robust church management software, it's almost unfair to compare the feature list with Clearstream!
|Feature||Text In Church||ChurchTrac Plus|
|Event Management||Not Included||Included|
|Pledge Campaigns||Not Included||Included|
|Church Automation||Not Included||Included|
|Worship Planning||Not Included||Included|
|Volunteer Scheduling||Not Included||Included|
|Church Accounting||Not Included||Included|
Though Clearstream does have a highly-rated mobile app, it clearly doesn't compete with ChurchTrac. All of these features are included with ChurchTrac Plus at no additional cost. This is just one of the many user reviews we get...
Both Clearstream and ChurchTrac are easy-to-use and have top-ranking support. You can get help via email, support tickets, an online knowledge base, phone calls, live webinars, and videos. Hundreds of real user reviews testify to the support you will get with either platform.
But beyond support, ChurchTrac will take your ministry much further. Being able to communicate via text with your whole church with the same tools you use to take event registration, send contribution statements, schedule volunteers, do attendance tracking and children check-in means you're saving time and doing more ministry.
Also, since ChurchTrac costs less, you can use the money you save to focus on doing more ministry.
There are other competitors and alternatives similar to Clearstream besides ChurchTrac. Here are some of the popular ones...
There are many other messaging platforms, like SimpleTexting and EZ Texting, but they were not made specifically for churches. They will offer powerful communication tools, but may not be the best fit for your ministry.
Congratulations! Your search for a powerful Clearstream texting alternative is OVER! ChurchTrac is the best church texting service that includes hundreds of additional features as a part of our all-in-one Church Management Software.
Join the 10,000+ churches that have made the switch to ChurchTrac. Start your free 30-day trial - no credit card required. And you can also import your member data for free. By ditching Clearstream, you'll get an awesome church management system, world-class support, and SO MUCH more! What are you waiting for?